26 November 2016 (-11 UTC)
Dear Friends and Family,
We had a very nice 10 days or so in New Caledonia with highlights of driving up to the north and taking a one hour ride in a small plane to see the \”Heart of Voh\”.
Google this for an interesting aerial view of a mangrove shaped like a huge heart. Tres Romantique!
We also toured the Tjibaou Museum and did a small day tour around Noumea City.
We\’ll write it all up in the main ship\’s blog with photos. We\’re almost to Australia, only another 1100 miles to go! Then real internet and photo blogs galore.
We\’ve done our shopping and boat prep, checked out with the authorities and confirmed our Yacht Arrival report with Australia (they require at least 96 hours notice) and confirmed my long stay visa. We\’re now at the small Eco Island of Signal about 10 miles west of Noumea on a mooring and watching the weather for a likely Monday (Sunday Western Hemisphere) departure. The next leg is about 700 miles – 5 days or so and that will bring us to within 400 miles of Sydney.
Lord Howe Island is apparently spectacular and looks a bit like the Bora Bora of the Eastern Pacific.
For now, use this email and by all means, KIT! (keep in touch),
Scott and Nikki
COMMENT: Beach House – MOORED – Isle Signal – New Caledonia
TIME: 2016/11/26 05:34